Ann Kirrane’s ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ brings in a rainbow

Ann Kirrane’s lovely new CD ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ fills a room with light.

Andy Lamy wields ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’

Andy Lamy’s ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’ shows that clarinet plays in tune with Irish trad. Why not?

Concert Review: Altan Brings Donegal-Style Trad to City Winery

Altan (@Gwen Orel) How It’s New York: Altan played at a sold-out Lower Manhattan venue, the City Winery.  And the band love coming to New York, and have performed at large venues and teensy ones like Puck Fair.How It’s Irish: The concert was performed by celebrated traditional Irish band, Altan, and many of the songs […]

Altan’s Poison Glen is Heavenly

How It’s New York: Altan have been known to perform at the tiny NY pub Puck Fair, in addition to large venues like Symphony Space, where they performed in 2010. Their NY shows are always warm, and to see them at City Winery— one of my favorite venues– on March 8 to support their album […]